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An American businessman's daughter convinces him to buy a Scottish castle but he comes up with a plan to disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick, where it will be put it back together. The deal includes the last family heir and his cursed several-hundred year old ghost ancestor who haunts the castle waiting for the chance to redeem his family's honor.Written by
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This was the biggest-grossing film of 1936 in Great Britain. See more »
When the "ghost" is preparing to ride off to war, he is wearing plaid pants rather than a kilt. Later, he arrives at the battle site and is wearing a kilt. One wonders if the issue has to do with him mounting the horse and the enactment of the Hays Code aka code of decency in the motion picture industry which went into effect c 1934. See more »
Father, where are you? Where am I?
In limbo, the empty place between heaven and earth. I died with honor, and you died a coward's death, do you realize that?
Yes father, I suppose I did.
Then you can never be welcomed among your ancestors in heaven.
You will be an earthbound ghost, doomed to haunt the dark halls of Glourie Castle.
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"The Ghost Goes West" is a cute movie which is an interesting hybrid. It's directed by the famous French director René Clair, stars the British actor Robert Donat and many of the actors are Americans! It sounds odd...but it all works very well.
The film begins two hundred years ago. Murdock Glourie (Donat) is the son of a noble Scottish lord but he ends up embarrassing himself and losing the family honor when he's supposed to be out acting manly and fighting a war. He ends up getting killed by mistake and his father curses him to roam the family castle until he regains their honor.
Years pass. The family fortune is gone and the castle is a wreck. Donald Glourie (also played by Donat) has a mountain of debts and he and his creditors see no escaping it...until some goofy Americans with more money than common sense see the place and decide to buy it! Oddly, while Donald tries to keep the family out of the castle after midnight (when the ghost appears each night), the daughter (Jean Parker) sees the ghost and thinks it's Donald...and she thinks this version of 'Donald' is pretty sexy! Regardless, the goofy father (Eugene Palette) decides to move the castle, stone by stone, to Florida....and he invites over a bunch of rich swells to see the castle AND the ghost. What's next? See the film.
This is a cute film with a nice comedic touch and a touch of romance. While it's all very slight, it's handled well by Clair and the film is a delightful outing. Well worth seeing.
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